mariak Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 9:54pm
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Okay, I haven't done figures in a while and this little guy's face doesn't seem right to me. I can't put my finger on it. I think it is something with his eyes but I don't want to start ripping stuff off. What do you guys think?
LL

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lovinspoonfull Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:12pm
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I think he's adorable! Maybe it is just a matter of moving the tiny white highlights on his eyes so they aren't facing in opposite directions.

heyjules Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:13pm
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One of the ears is a bit higher than the other...but not so much that I'd do anything about it. Maybe the eyes are a bit far apart. Really, though, I think it looks great. It might be one of those things where you try to fix it and end up making something that wasn't really a problem into one...I do that a lot.

Leauna Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:14pm
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Awww, so cute, you did a great job! Do you want him looking right at you? It is funny by I tried looking at him from other angles (as many as you can get with a picture) and it does look like he is looking at you. I feel a confession coming on icon_wink.gif
I haven't tried doing figurines so I don't know much about it, but I really like it!

kakeladi Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:19pm
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...........One of the ears is a bit higher than the other...but not so much....Maybe the eyes are a bit far apart. Really, though, I think it looks great........

I agree w/this. The 1st thing I saw was the eyes being a bit too far apart.

mariak Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:24pm
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I do see the difference in the ears. Iwill fix that. I always mess with something until I ruin it so that is why I sought help before that happened. I just want this to be perfect because it is for such a special priest who is being transfered. Thanks guys

shanter Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:29pm
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Forgive me, because he's really adorable, but he looks a little bug-eyed to me. Could you remove the eyes, cut a hole in the flesh colored fondant/paste, and then put the eyes in?

mariak Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:29pm
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Maybe that is it. I kept thinking the eyes were to big but maybe they are just too far apart.

sillyoldpoohbear Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 10:30pm
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So cute. He doesn't have eyebrows was the first thing that struck me. I know a lot of people don't put them on but from personal experience it can make all the difference. Maybe that will balance out the size that others have mentioned. I feel your pain I always struggle with eyes.

KoryAK Posted 7 Aug 2012 , 11:47pm

I really think it's just the white dots. Those are to indicate the light shining, which would be from the same side naturally.

BlakesCakes Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 12:01am
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

I really think it's just the white dots. Those are to indicate the light shining, which would be from the same side naturally.




Yep, the white dots need to be "going in the same direction", so one is at the "outside" of an eye and the other would then be near the nose for the other eye.

Hope that makes sense.

He's cute.
Rae

mariak Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 1:04am

Here he is. I added eyebrows and moved the eyes closer. I made the little white reflections in his eyes smaller and changed the location which is something that never dawned on me to do but makes total sense now. I think he looks a little better. I do agree he is alittle bugged eyed but I thik if I try to cut into his head and set the eyes in I will mess the whole thing up. I really think I have looked at him to much. I still have 3 boys to sculpt for this cake so I need to move on.
LL

mariak Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 1:06am

Oops! Forgot to say thanks for all the help everyone. You guys always come through when I need you. I will post a pic when the cake is done so you can see the finished product.

CraftyCassie Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 4:09am
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Originally Posted by lovinspoonfull

I think he's adorable! Maybe it is just a matter of moving the tiny white highlights on his eyes so they aren't facing in opposite directions.




Agree! But way cute just the same!

akaivyleaf Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 1:43pm

Father is cute.... Oops am I supposed to say that outloud?

Good job.

jones5cm Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by akaivyleaf

Father is cute.... Oops am I supposed to say that outloud?

Good job.




LOL!! I think He'll forgive youicon_smile.gif

heyjules Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 9:00pm

Wow, the eyebrows do make a difference. Looks great!

BarbaraM0809 Posted 8 Aug 2012 , 9:22pm
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Originally Posted by akaivyleaf

Father is cute.... Oops am I supposed to say that outloud?

Good job.




lol I was just thinking the same thing hehe icon_wink.gif He really is adorable though you are very talented!

mariak Posted 9 Aug 2012 , 5:43pm

Ha!Ha! Thats funny! Actually in real life father is very attractive. I try not to notice though since he is a couple of years younger than me and well, I just feel like I did something wrong think it! lol But betweeen you and me he is very yummy.

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